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Wireless Mesh Networks - AIR-BAND-INST-TL=

I am getting ready to install a mesh network for the first time. Do I need more than 1 of these tools?

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Do these tool break easily? They are quite expensive.

Thanks so much

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They seem pretty robust to me. We have a few, but that was mainly in case we dropped or lost one. It was used for about 5 installs.

The only weirdness we ran into was making sure we actually locked the strap in place. We burned through a few install kits because we didn't fold it backwards to compress the fitting.

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When you say kit, are you referring to the tool or the pole mount kit?

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Ah yes, I see how that was confusing. I was referring to the pole mounting kit. Specifically to the metal straps/bands that attach the mount to the pole.

If you cinch it down, forget to "clamp it/fold it back and lock it down", and then cut the straps. You'll need some more straps when you figure out it's lose. :-)

I think it was a by-product of the electrician who installed it. He didn't read the mounting instructions, and assumed he could figure it out while up on the lift.

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Any commercial band strapping tool should work. Cable and power companies buy them from third party vendors much less expensively than the Cisco part number.

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Hi,

Any one can guide me that i want to use AIR-BAND-INST-TL= qtu 01 for 50 APs.

As per my understanding this is not required per AP basis.

Only one is enough for ALL.

Regards

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This is the band tool used to install the banded mount for the AP to a pole. As stated above you can achieve this with only one tool but you may want to equipt more than one install team. Cabling companies buy these tools at a much reduced rate through popular cabling vendors. I would look to a cable distributor for a less costly tool.